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accidents disasters: Passengers injured as giant waves batter Dover cruise ship - (Photo)

Contributed by editor on Jan 21, 2009 - 11:00 AM

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Two people aboard a cruise liner from Dover which was hit by 50ft waves in the Bay of Biscay have been taken to hospital with broken bones.

The Balmoral in calmer waters

They were on board the Fred Olsen cruise liner, Balmoral, which docked in La Coruna in Spain after setting sail from Dover on Saturday (17 January).

The company said the passengers were injured when they fell over as the ship endured rough seas and winds of 60mph.

The ship will be returning to Dover on 27 January.